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University of Minnesota Set to Bash Catholicism , October 18, 2006:
How can any respectable university consider blasphemy academic freedom? Well, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance of the University of Minnesota plans to stage a blasphemous play called The Pope and the Witch starting on March 1, 2007.Proseguendo nella lettura ci si imbatte in una descrizione delle ragioni della protesta e del profilo dell’autore. Formidabile.
According to The New York Times: “The witch, in nun’s habit, turns up as an aide to the doctor summoned to treat the pope, and before long the Holy Father is seized with a paralytic affliction that, among other names, is known as ‘a crucifixion stroke,’ leaving him with his arms outstretched.”
The Yale Herald further states: “The blasphemy aspect of the production adds another layer of prickly humor…”
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The Pope and the Witch is unmistakably anti-Catholic. Its communist author, Dario Fo, mocks Catholic hierarchy and morality. The Pope figure in the play is a greedy heroin-addict according to press reports. Among other gross distortions, the Church is responsible for world poverty and hunger because of its doctrine against abortion and contraception.(I corsivi delle ultime righe sono miei. Vedi come si finisce a forza di attaccare la religione e la famiglia? Da leggere anche la difesa accorata della religione che sarebbe sotto scacco e la descrizione pacifica della protesta.)
Italian playwright Dario Fo, a long-time member of the Communist Party, is well known for his subversive work against religion and family. In 1983, he was denied entry into the United States for the second time. And the Vatican called his 1977 broadcast of Mistero Buffo “the most blasphemous show in the history of television.”